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Repeat speeding prank pair banned

Police have welcomed year-long driving bans imposed on two 18-year-olds who repeatedly triggered a speed camera on a stolen motorbike.

Warwickshire Police said Sam Giess and Lewis Farmer, both from Nuneaton, were recognised by officers after taking turns to ride through the speed trap.

Giess, of Oakroyd Crescent, and Farmer, of Camp Hill Road, were disqualified from driving after appearing at the town's magistrates' court yesterday charged with a total of 22 offences.

The pair were captured on camera five times as they rode past the camera on Camp Hill Road on June 23.

Speaking after the case, Detective Sergeant Owen Fell said: "The offenders were recognised by local officers who arrested them.

"We are delighted with these convictions. Giess and Farmer behaved in a reckless manner and it is fortunate that neither they nor any innocent road users or passers-by were injured."

Farmer, who pleaded guilty to charges of speeding and driving with no licence and insurance, was also fined £200.

Giess, who pleaded guilty to a total of 14 charges, was ordered to pay £100 in compensation and given a 120-hour community order.

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